Chris Brown: The night I beat up Rihanna is the ‘greatest regret’ of my life

Chris Brown

I’d like to introduce you to “upstanding citizen” Chris Brown, who is shown in these photos at Elton John’s Oscar viewing party. This is a new offshoot of the Breezy brand, and he’s the guy who gladly attends a C-list Oscar event and proceeds to grow giddy when fans (his fellow party guests) “bombard” him with photo requests. If you’ll notice, Rihanna was not in attendance at this party, and according to Page Six, Chris explained, “She is the most beautiful girl in the world. But I’m sad she couldn’t be here tonight; she is rehearsing for her tour.” I don’t buy that excuse for a second — Rihanna never lets a little thing called “work” get in the way of her partying. She’s got a great work ethic and always pulls of rehearsals and stage shows without a hitch, but she always squeezes in time to booze it up, and I find it hard to believe she voluntarily refused to take a few hours and attend Elton’s party. That is, I find it hard to believe that she didn’t get upset about not attending the Vanity Fair party instead, you know? But according to Chris, he and Elton are pretty tight now, and Elton supported him through all of the domestic violence stuff, so Chris attended Elton’s party “to support him.”

At the party, Chris also had some things to say about Oscar host Seth Macfarlane’s joke that compared Django Unchained‘s level of violence to Chris and Rihanna’s relationship. He now says that beating up Rihanna is his biggest regret. Do we buy it?

Chris Brown

Rihanna’s boyfriend Chris Brown has described his vicious assault on the singer as the “greatest regret” of his life. Speaking for the first time about their recent reconciliation, the US R&B star shrugged off the public backlash against him and pledged never to hurt the Bajan beauty again.

In a searingly honest interview with the Mirror, he apologised for his actions in 2009, when he physically attacked Rihanna, leaving her shocked and bruised. And Brown admitted that winning her love back had taken many months of tough “serious making up.”

He said: “Sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals. That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake. But she loves me — what can I say? I’m forgiven… but, yes, I worked hard for it.”

Talking at Elton John’s Aids Foundation Oscars fund raising party in West Hollywood, the double platinum-selling star said he had “grown up” and learned how to deal with fame.

He also dismissed a bad taste joke by host Seth Macfarlane during the Academy Awards ceremony — in which Macfarlane compared the “unspeakably violent” movie Django Unchained to “date night for Rihanna and Chris Brown.”

Brown, 23, said: “People attack me and criticise me, it happens all the time. But they don’t know me, and they don’t know us. It doesn’t bother me any more. Other people can judge us but they don’t know anything.”

[From The Mirror]

The thing that really bothers me about Rihanna and Chris’ relationship (other than the fact that she took him back) is their joint “us against the world” mentality. I guess they think it’s romantic to believe that they’re the only two people in the world who could possibly understand their profound love, but to the outside world, it just looks like a huge mistake. Oh well. Their choice.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

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  1. Eve says:

    You regret nothing, you sick f*ck. You feel sorry for yourself because of the backlash you received (and not nearly enough, in my opinion) from beating her up.

  2. Anonny says:

    He’s a lowlife piece of scum, and he doesn’t deserve any of the fame, attention or money he receives.

    And that’s me holding back with my opinion.

  3. DreamyK says:

    The greatest regret of his life is that he got caught.

    Grown up? Really? Then why did you falsify your community service records that ended up costing a Police Chief his job?

    F*** Off Brown.

  4. mannamarie says:

    He says “row”??? This interview is highly suspect.

  5. Sallybee says:

    It’s about time he showed some remorse and personal responsibility. If he would have done this years ago, the public may not have been as hard on him, although everything he got was well deserved.

  6. Andrea says:

    I agree with the disturbing nature of the “us against the world.”.

    Domestic abuse is an issue that affects millions of women and has taken the lives of countless women and children. Yes, the public does understand. It’s horrible to pretend that we don’t. Many of us have been there.

  7. Annie says:

    He regrets ruining his image and having so many people judge him. Doubt he cares he beat her up, he got her back, didn’t he?

  8. V4Real says:

    I don’t know if Im buying what Chris is selling; could just be his team trying to get him to clean up his image. But at least we got an apology and I can believe that he regrets what he did to her. Now if he tells us that he is going into counseling I would think that he is on the right track.
    Chris and Rihanna are living examples of that Eminem song “The way you lie”.

  9. Hannah says:

    That’s progress, though, isn’t it?

  10. Janet says:

    Sure he regrets that we won’t forget it. He regrets that people found out about THIS beating, cause you know it wasn’t the first one. Blah blah blah, please stop writing abou them, they love it, and I’m over it.

  11. DeltaJuliet says:

    He worked so hard to get her back that he spent all his time with that other girl? Karreauche or however you spell it? Granted, I don’t know what they are doing with their spare time, but I don’t see working hard on a relationship to be Chris Brown’s M.O.

  12. Dawn says:

    He really looks so small to me it’s a wonder that he creates such havoc in this world. There seems to be so much bad karma coming his way. I don’t know if I believe this or not, only time will tell.

  13. Bijlee says:

    Moron. I hope he trips and falls down some stairs.

  14. Talie says:

    That “us against the world” mentality comes from them both not having more than an 8th grade education–at most. It’s a very junior high/high school way of thinking. Makes a lot of sense when you consider how stunted they are.

  15. alison8761 says:

    I bet he does regret it. but mostly because he thinks that people won’t shut up about it. People in hollywood have done some despicable things, but I can’t think of an instance where someone’s actions have haunted them to this extent. And I think it’s because he is so awful all other times as well. He’s bratty, entitled, and totally has impulse control problems.

    He should have gone away after it happened. Try for a little remorse, thought about his actions, etc. Instead he came back and expected to be forgiven immediately and acted like it wasn’t fair he wasn’t. So he got angry, and everything just perpetuated.

    He handled everything so poorly, I doubt he’ll ever recover. God he just needs to shut up, get off twitter, stop giving interviews, and keep his personal life out of the press. He just makes everything so much worse.

  16. T.Fanty says:

    I’m all for giving someone a chance to reform and turn themselves around, but he has shown himself to be an unrepentant douche time and time again. And suddenly, he woke up Sunday morning with a new personality? How dumb does he think we are?

  17. Migdalia says:

    His eyes on that first close up has nothing but anger and disdain in them. Very telling…

  18. phlyfiremama says:

    “even though she was totally asking for it.”

  19. Dena says:

    He is 23. He probably has 60+ years to live. When he beat-up Rhianna he was what? 19? 20? That’s terribly young and immature–especially for a kid who came out of a violent home. He has to learn. And people have to be willing to give him an opportunity (and her) an opportunity to move on.

    Will it be forgotten? No. But he should be allowed to heal himself and to seek her foregiveness, if she allows it.

    • Dan says:

      @Dena WE have to be willing to forgive him? What bullshit, HE has to show that he’s changed first of all.His general behavior is bratty,entitled. immature and prone to ridiculous temper tantrums and violent outbursts and its goes why past that one incident. He was just in brawl with Frank Ocean. Having grown up in a violent home is not an excuse for violence. Get out of here.

    • yolo112 says:

      Dena, don’t even try. These people will eat you alive if you stick up for Breezy. I like his music and I agree with what you said. He F* up big time, BIG TIME!!! But people will forever sit back and judge him for this. He (unfortunately) will never be seen as anything more than what he did to Riri. For some reason, it’s easier for people to always look and believe in the bad than the potential of change and good. Watch all the b!tchy comments that follow…lol..

    • Dee says:

      @Dan, people who saw the video of the fight said Chris never threw any punches. It was just his entourage vs. Frank’s so you shouldn’t blame him for that.

      The fact that he grew up in a violent home isn’t a excuse but it shows where his anger is stemming from. Instead of dismissing him as some hooligan for life, people should encourage him to seek help like anger management classes. But I guess that would mean showing some compassion for him which is too much for you.

    • Shannon says:

      It’s not like he’s been an angel since that one incident. Him beating the piss out of Rihanna was the worst of his behavior. He has gotten into numerous fights and has thrown violent temper tantrums. He just hasn’t beaten another woman. He is a rage monster. He’ll be that way forever. No matter what age.

  20. Kim says:

    Stay positive .Redemption is always possible.Although I believe that interview is made up. sometimes you row? I don’t understand why this guy gets more hate than Sean Penn who beat up Maddona,cheated on Robin ,beat up multiple photographers.Charlie Sheen beat up GF there are pics,choked Brooke,called Denise a ni##a…Yet I never see I hate Charlie comments.Why ?

    • jaye says:

      Didn’t Charlie Sheen also shoot Kelly Preston? To be fair, there HAVE been posts about how awful Sheen is, but it seems like there’s a post about Brown on this site every week. Chris Brown hasn’t gone away,and maybe that’s why, but Charlie Sheen hasn’t gone away either and we don’t get weekly posts about him and he’s as much an unrepentant douche as CB is.

    • poppy says:

      i post my hate for charlie sheen anytime he’s brought up. i try to mention all of your excellent points and add that he has been accused of enjoying kiddie porn and that i feel awful for his children. he is DISGUSTING and yet there’s a huge force trying to promote him as funny and keep him working. he knows he can get away with it and he’s not going to stop.

      celebrity men get away with a whole lot of unconscionable awfulness and like tina fey said, women get labeled “crazy” because they keep talking after nobody wants to f*ck them anymore. it is disgusting how sexist it is.

    • Lulu says:

      It was published in the Mirror. They say row for fight in the UK.

  21. needmeds says:

    Disgusting inside. Disgusting outside.

  22. MonicaQ says:

    I read the head line and groaned. He was going to put his foot in his mouth and lo and behold he did.

    “Regret” is me choosing to go to a private college and sinking into debt or buying Final Fantasy XIV or my hair in 8th grade. That’s “regret”. “Punching my girlfriend in the face” is a little more than “regret” worthy.

    If he hadn’t tried to fight Frank Ocean, punch a window out at GMA, went off his twitter rocker and so on, the public might have been a little forgiving. Hell everyone forgot about Mel Gibson and his crap. Charlie Sheen. Sean Penn.

    Why do they get a pass but somehow Chris Brown is “worse”? They’re all bad and should all be similarly vilified.

    I still think he’s a douche wallet.

  23. Sam says:

    I support second chances – but Chris Brown has had second, and third, and fourth, and he still messes up.

    I was one of those people who sort of rooted for him initially. He comes from a home where there was abuse, and I thought if he could work past that, he might have a shot. But the chair-throwing incident on GMA, taking the fan’s phone, the Frank Ocean incident – everything leans towards him still being a violent guy who hasn’t recognized his problems. So why keep giving him a pass?

  24. Lolly says:

    B!cth please! Really disappointed in Elton. This POS never misses an oppurtunity to use a gay slur yet he is @ Elton’s party smiling like he’s a Miss America contestant.#fuckuchris

  25. mary says:

    I agree with the ‘us against the world’ mentality and attitude being probably the worst part of this whole story now. I’ve been in that sort of situation (not with physical abuse in a relationship, but just with someone who wasn’t good for me but I couldn’t help wanting to be with) and, in the end, the ‘us against the world’ was just an excuse to not let the relationship go. The world becomes a lonely place when it’s just you and the man who beat you in it.

  26. Hubbahun says:

    Rihanna wasn’t there? Has anyone checked the trunk of Breezy’s car? What an arse.

  27. Jane says:

    What about those other nights he beat her up, hmmm?

  28. lucy2 says:

    Was he medicated or something? Because you know he really wanted to go on twitter and bash Seth and compare himself to Jesus again.

    You know when people will believe he’s changed? When he actually stops the violent behavior, stops acting like a victim, and stops thinking he’s above it all.

  29. fabgrrl says:

    I believe that he does regret it, and it may be the biggest regret of his young life. Some abusers certainly regret what they do, but they always have excuses or extenuating circumstances. That does not make it OKAY! He seems to think that being all, “Yeah, I sure fuct up” is all he needs to say or do. No!

  30. E says:

    That the music industry has allowed him to remain relevant is the greatest travesty of all. Truly blows my mind.

  31. shewolf says:

    I really think neither of them see the seriousness in what happened because I think they both were/are abusive toward each other. I think it wasnt out of the normal for them to argue and fight and even though that night was severe they just dont see the difference.

    I very much doubt that Rihanna just spends all her time with him getting punched out. I think when he says he regrets that night he is saying he regrets taking it to the extreme in the sense that probably prior to it he didnt put all his force into hitting her. Sick, I know.

  32. Onyx XV says:

    Breezy is looking hella hella gay in this outfit. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that). Just sayin’…

  33. Incredulous says:

    Chris Brown is the type of person that makes me ashamed of my own gender.

    Sadly, he will always have some woman by his side.

  34. gg says:

    I have a hard time believing he gave the quote using the word “row”. The Mirror and the DM constantly make up false quotes.

    Their fight was over his infidelity, which I don’t see changing, if photos are to be believed since 2009.

  35. anneesezz says:

    He regrets it so much he got a constant reminder of it tattooed on his neck?

  36. poppy says:

    is this kid just beyond stupid?
    yes, we all make mistakes. some worse than others. people can forgive and be forgiven.
    it was right to say it was the biggest mistake and he regrets what he did.
    it was wrong to say anything more, like how he was forgiven *shrugs* cuz he’s just so… worthy? whatever.
    stick to the remorse and the remorse only, not how you’re persecuted, not how you’re special and keep you’re temper tantrums in check, get help.
    enough about you unless you keep it at “I was wrong and I will always regret my behavior and I will always work my hardest to never ever make that same mistake.”
    none of that is happening and that’s why nobody is buying his BS. he’s got one excuse after another and his behavior doesn’t indicate much has changed except he’s moved on and can’t figure out why some of us haven’t.
    the comment up thread about them both having about as much sense and education as 8th graders is spot on.
    he is plain old stupid with a heavy dose of insecurity topped with extra testosterone. it makes for an ugly combination that negates any special talent/skill about him. look at sean penn, mel gibson, charlie sheen, the list is VERY long. most women find them reprehensible and talent is low on the list of their qualities when they come to mind. loser *sshole is the first thing i think of when i think about any of these “men” when i am forced to think about them.
    sorry to rant. it isn’t right, the allowance of men to be violent pigs. i’m glad they aren’t all like that.

    • I Choose Me says:

      “I was wrong and I will always regret my behavior and I will always work my hardest to never ever make that same mistake.”

      none of that is happening and that’s why nobody is buying his BS. he’s got one excuse after another and his behavior doesn’t indicate much has changed except he’s moved on and can’t figure out why some of us haven’t.

      This exactly this! I said something the same down below.

    • Kim says:

      Are you joking ? Despite their violent behavior all these men have gone on to be rewarded for their talented.Chris won a Grammy last year,Penn Oscar for Milk,Sheen Emmy.None of them have trouble getting a girlfriend.None of them have gone to jail.Brown probably has more devoted fans now than before.Truthfully I think his career is pretty much where it was before.He is hated by more people but most of those people were never his fans.The more hated he is the more devoted his core fans become.Lastly he still has Rihanna. Adele went on twitter disputing a feud.I would say his life is going pretty good.Maybe something will happen the probation

  37. Samigirl says:

    Let’s get this straight. You’re forgiven BY HER. Not by me, and not by the majority of the world. You tried and could have succeded (to) kill her. Next time, you very well may. You only regret that you got caught. You deserve NO goodness that comes your way.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Preach! Look at the way he couches his words if he indeed said this: Sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals. That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake. But she loves me — what can I say? I’m forgiven… but, yes, I worked hard for it.”

      First of all it wasn’t a fight. He tried to kill her. He choked her until she passed out and then ran away. It’s still that night and that incident, he still hasn’t said I regret what I did.

      Look, I believe in second chances but I have yet to see any true remorse and humility. He just wants us to stop talking about it and go on with his life. And that is why this violent, narcissistic prick will always be persona non grata to me.

  38. G says:

    He did not say “Row”!

    Oh so I guess he’s done apologizing then since all is forgiven. If he was really sorry he would have said “I work everyday to make it up to her.” NOT “it took months of making up.” Oh Really?! Months of banging Kurruche you mean? SMDH GET IT TOGETHER RHI!

  39. skuddles says:

    Give me a break you lying f*ckwad! The ONLY thing he regrets is the huge fallout it created for him. Simper and schmooze and connive all you want dude, we know you for who you are.

  40. Shannon says:

    I’m sure he does regret it. It nearly ended his career. This douchebag is lucky to still have one.
    Hopefully he never abuses her again. Usually men like this don’t just do it once. We’ll see.

  41. Dhavynia says:

    So I guess Queen Elton doesn’t tolerate abuse against gays but is bff with someone who beats women….what a dissapointment

  42. Ms Kay says:

    “But she loves me — what can I say? I’m forgiven”

    Uh… How about YOU saying YOU love her and that is why you are back together as well? Arrogant much???

  43. Moi says:

    I’m going to stay out of this except to say in my experience, any man that has it in him to do what he did, could and would do it again in a snap. I was in a possessive, controlling, that eventually turned violent relationship in my early twenties. From what I’ve heard throughout the years, the guy I was with has done the same to every single woman since me as well. I don’t think it’s something you do once, then turn around and say that you no longer have that imbedded violence in you anymore. Its not that simple. JMO

  44. Beatriz says:

    I can believe he regrets beating her, but only in how it affected HIM, i.e. the backlash, being the butt of all jokes, etc. If he hadn’t been caught, this wouldn’t have even fazed him.

    Also, that is one ugly ass blazer, they should burn it.

  45. Cecilia says:

    LOOOOOOSER!!!! always. Because I don’t believe he is sorry for the right reasons. Only that he got cough.

  46. TrustMeOnThis says:

    Oh, Sir Elton! How could you?!

  47. Daniel says:


  48. ViloDeMenus says:

    The fact he has any career at all is one of my great regrets. He shouldn’t, no one who acts the way he does should be rewarded. He’s a truly horrible excuse for a man.

  49. Sunny says:

    The most unoriginal thought a person in a violent relationship can have is the thought that “our love is different” or “they love me so much they changed”. EVERY woman who has escaped a violent relationship has had those thoughts. And every woman looks back and shakes their head.